Mary Kom is too big a legend to need to hide from competition: Nikhat Zareen to Kiren Rijiju

first_img Next Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 17, 2019UPDATED: October 17, 2019 16:17 IST (Nikhat Zareen Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBFI had ignored Nikhat Zareen for the recent World Championships and sent Mary Kom insteadBFI now also plans to send Mary Kom for the Olympic qualifiersMary Kom has maintained that she would follow the BFI guidelines on selection trialsFormer junior world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen has written to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, demanding a trial bout against the celebrated MC Mary Kom before India’s squad for next year’s Olympic Qualifiers is decided.Mary Kom (51kg) claimed her eighth world medal at the recently-concluded championships in Russia. She was selected for the event ahead of Zareen, who was refused a trial by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), which decided to go by Mary Kom’s consistent performances while making the choice.The BFI now also plans to send Mary Kom for the Olympic qualifiers on the back of her bronze-winning show at the world championships, moving away from the previous decision to give direct selection only to the gold and silver winners.The qualifiers will be held in China in February next year.”Sir, the very basis of sport is fairplay and need to keep proving oneself each and every time. Even Olympic gold medallists have to fight again to qualify to represent the country,” she wrote in the letter.”I have been inspired by Mary Kom since I was a teenager. The best way I can do justice to this inspiration was to strive to be as great a boxer as her. And Mary Kom is too big a legend in sport to need to hide from competition and not actually defend her Olympic qualification,” she said.All I want is a fair chance.If I’m not given the opporunity to compete what am I training for. Sports is about FairPlay & I dont want to loose faith in my country.Jai Hind @KirenRijiju @RijijuOffice #AjaySingh @Media_SAI @DGSAI @BFI_official @kishanreddybjp @PMOIndia #TopsAthlete pic.twitter.com/t1ie62tMJyadvertisementNikhat Zareen (@nikhat_zareen) October 17, 2019Interestingly, the BFI criteria for men made it possible for even the bronze-winners to get direct selection.”After all, if 23-time gold-medallist Michael Phelps has to re-qualify every time for the Olympics, the rest of us should do the same.”Mary Kom has maintained that she would follow the BFI guidelines on selection trials and will compete if asked by the federation.The Sports Ministry is not entitled to intervene in selection matters of any national federation unless requested by the parent international body as any such unilateral move is considered a violation of the Olympic Charter.Zareen said even if she were to lose the trial bout, should she get one, she would feel content about at least getting a chance.”I look for no favours, just fairplay. And whether Mary Kom or any other boxer qualifies after the trial, we can at least sleep at night knowing that every one of the candidate for the best possible opportunity to make India proud at Olympics,” she said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Nikhat ZareenFollow Mc Mary KomFollow World Boxing Championships Mary Kom is too big a legend to need to hide from competition: Nikhat Zareen to Kiren RijijuMary Kom was selected for the World Boxing Championships ahead of Zareen, who was refused a trial by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), which decided to go by Mary Kom’s consistent performances.advertisementlast_img read more

Five Summer Rehydration Tips from a Chief Nutritionist

first_img Will This Nootropic from HVMN Get You Into Ketosis Faster? The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More Why People are Now Drinking Maple Syrup During Tough Workouts Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts Raise a glass of electrolytes and toast to checking your pee color.Sports hydration company Nuun (pronounced noon), has managed to compete and even surpass in specialty retail the giant Coca Cola electrolyte brand Gatorade, thanks to its expert knowledge of sweat, rehydration, and what exactly the body needs to stay #fresh.So even if you have the best water bottle to rehydrate with, don’t forget about the juice inside.Nuun’s Chief Nutritionist Vishal Patel, also known as the “professor of electrolytes,” sat down with The Manual to talk summer rehydration tips that will keep you healthy, happy, and replenishing key nutrients lost in sweat… whether you’re ending a tough workout or a weekend of exploring.Plus, Patel busts a couple hydration myths we had no idea were bull…1. Water Alone Does Not Hydrate YouPatel says that although water will provide the base fluid you need to hydrate, what he’s learned over the past several years is that electrolytes with a small amount of carbohydrate are the key to hydration.They play vital roles in the absorption of fluid, so the exact drink you choose to guzzle during or after exercise has to be in a specific concentration of carbs to electrolytes to fluids for proper delivery.Photo Cedit/nuun“In general, during recovery you want to make sure the fluid has a 1-4 grams of carbohydrates per 16 fluid ounces. For moderate exercise this is a good target and as your body is under more stress during harder or longer workouts, you need more carbohydrates to deliver fluid. Just do not to exceed 18 grams of carbohydrate per 16 ounces.”He adds that if a sports drink has 0 calories or is above 80 calories per 16 ounces, it’s not optimized for proper hydration and should, therefore, be dumped.2. Electrolytes, Electrolytes, Electrolytes – Get Em AllWhen choosing a rehydration beverage, you want to make sure you get a balanced blend of five electrolytes; Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Chloride.“In general, you want more sodium than potassium during exercise and a slightly higher concentration of potassium for rehydration. But note: you need all of them!” Patel says.Nuun abides by this electrolyte creed for its own Nuun Active tabs, and unlike many rehydration pills and potions on the market, its flavors taste delicious; not like a mouthful of salt or spoon of sugar. (Nuun flavors these with the plant based sweetener monk fruit and a touch of stevia leaf.) Our faves: Tropical, Orange, and Fruit Punch.nuun/PR Agency ModcraftstudioFYI: electrolytes don’t just replenish what is lost via sweat, they’re also essential for proper absorption.Patel adds, “During exercise, the focus for hydration should be on absorption; the right type and amount of electrolytes carbohydrates will help achieve that and will supply oxygen to your muscles. The remaining electrolytes being consumed will aid in replenishing what your body cannot through its stores.”3. Boost Your Testosterone (Hoo-ah!)Proper hydration increases and maintains your testosterone levels. So make sure to pause between beers so you can keep that manly figure.Plus, ever hear your doctor say that drinking more water will give you more energy? Even the slightest bit of dehydration can alter cortisol levels that can reduce testosterone flowing through your system.This contributes to the energy that the body needs, especially during exercise, so if you’re hitting the pavement for an outdoor workout or playing in your men’s league, don’t let simple hydration be the reason you’re not performing your best.4. Stop Chugging!Slow your roll when rehydrating after a workout.nuun/PR Agency Modcraftstudio“Drinking too much too fast can alter natural hormone response to help the body naturally repair itself,” says Patel.5. Monitor Your HydrationOk, we all check our pee, but instead of doing it for pure curiosity, use it as a gauge to measure your hydration.You want to aim for a pale yellow color. But Patel comforts us saying we shouldn’t be alarmed with one adverse result, since the food we eat within an hour of taking a wiz can affect its color.“If you prefer a more scientific approach, purchase urine analysis strips, which measure your urine specific gravity (USG). This test will spit out a number that determines how concentrated your urine is. A value below 1.020 is what you want to aim for.”This test can also give you loads of data including helping determine if you’re getting enough protein to recovery. 5 Best Sport Drink Brands That Work Just As Well (or Better) than Gatorade Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more